The Embassy of the Republic of Ghana in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has warned Ghanaian youth who are desirous and or planning to travel to the Saudi Arabia and the other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states to seek for greener pastures to be extremely mindful of the unfavorable working conditions for foreign unskilled workers such as house maids and other laborers.
The Mission in a statement signed by its Acting Head, Marcel Domayele, said the Embassy is overwhelmed by reported cases of human rights abuse unskilled Ghanaian domestic workers go through in the hands of their employees in Saudi Arabia and the other GCC states.
“It is regrettable to note that both Ghanaian agents and their foreign counterparts mislead prospective Ghanaian workers by promising them non-existent juicy offers which turn out to be a hell for most of these workers.”
“The Ghana Embassy is currently overwhelmed with cases of Ghanaian domestic workers (house maids) who have fallen victims of such unfortunate pranks and misrepresentation of these agents. And it is against this background that the Embassy in the strongest possible terms warns the youth of Ghana to desist from making any plans of traveling to the GCC states to work as unskilled workers. We urge the young people of Ghana to seek information from the Embassy about any shoddy contracts even before embarking on their travel to these countries.”